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GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Police say 87 metal vases have been stolen off of headstones in a Mississippi cemetery. Instead of holding flowers for the dearly departed, some of the vases from Lakeview Cemetery in Greenville were shredded and sold as scrap metal. About 70 have been recovered. Police say a man and a woman are charged with grand larceny.

ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) - One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, in a news release, said 46-year-old Todd Harrell, the band's original bass player, was arrested Friday at his St. Martin home. It's unknown if he has an attorney.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A candidate is aiming for a come-from-behind victory in a June 26 Republican primary runoff for a congressional seat in Mississippi. Whit Hughes received 22 percent of the vote in a six-person race June 5. The leader, Michael Guest, received 45 percent. They are running in the heavily Republican 3rd District in the central part of the state, where the current Republican congressman, Gregg Harper, did not seek re-election.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A military flight instructor in Mississippi who is recovering from a brain tumor has found success at a sports competition. Air Force Capt. Hunter Barnhill competed in early June at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Barnhill won bronze and silver medals for indoor rowing events and another bronze for shooting. He works at Columbus Air Force Base.

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